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Daily Archives: June 28th, 2012

All-new RS 4 Avant and six other RS flagships vie for attention with eagerly awaited newcomers and futuristic electric concepts at Festival of Speed

– UK show debuts of the A1 quattro, all-new A3, RS 4 Avant, new generation RS 5, A6 allroad quattro, S6, S7 Sportback, S8
– All the RS heroes from the first Avant RS 2 to the present day RS 3 Sportback, TT RS and RS 4 on parade
– UK debuts of the all-electric A3 e-tron and Urban concept design studies
– 560PS R8 GT Spyder, Le Mans-winning R18 e-tron quattro and historic Auto Union Type C Grand Prix car will all power up the hill

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– Suspended Aveo takes centre stage on Chevrolet stand plus other exciting events
– Visitors can view the full Chevrolet range on display at the show
– Chevrolet stand celebrates rich American heritage and racing success at world’s largest car culture event Read More »

– Web App launches at 0900hrs on Friday June 29 inviting millions of Porsche fans to the ultimate automotive garden party
– App features a live content feed from the event combined with information about the Porsche presence at the Festival of Speed, 2012.
– The Origin Live Web App is available to download now at: http://www.porsche.co.uk/goodwood

Following the successful launch of Porsche Origin, the automotive industry’s first dedicated brand hub for digital content at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Porsche is once more inviting fans to join the brand at the event in 2012 with a brand-new Web App, Origin Live. Read More »

MG enthusiasts flocked to Silverstone Circuit to celebrate all things MG, as the MG Car Club’s showpiece MGLive! event (23 & 24 June) assumed centre stage for a 62nd successive year.

Despite some challenging conditions, MGLive! attracted thousands of devotees from 24 different nations and provided something for all ages to enjoy.

Visitors were treated to a fine array of arena action, car displays, traders and social activities. Read More »

The record breaking Silverstone Classic powered by the AA will make yet more history when THREE legendary Martini Lancia LC2s line up on the grid for two celebratory Group C races at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival next month.

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Ford’s most powerful Mustang ever, the new Ford Shelby GT500, is appearing at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed in a fitting tribute to the late Carroll Shelby.

Specially shipped for its first appearance outside America, the US-only supercar will blast up the famous Goodwood hillclimb driven by guest race drivers.  The iconic Zakspeed Capri is also set to sprint up the hill, challenging the 1.16-mile hillclimb speed record of 41.6 seconds, set by Nick Heidfeld in 1999. Read More »

Beta, a global leader in the manufacture and sales of professional tools and high quality equipment, will be the Official Supplier of Lotus International Rally Team until the end of the 2012 season. Read More »

Croft Circuit will join the likes of Britain’s Formula 1 teams such as Red Bull, McLaren and Williams in celebrating National Motorsport Week (30 June-8 July).

Hot off the back of its big Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship meeting, the North Yorkshire venue is inviting the public to take part in high-speed passenger laps around its daunting 2.3 mile track next Thursday 5 July. Read More »

– First unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Show, stunning concept car comes to the UK
– Centre stage of Porsche stand at Moving Motor Show, Goodwood Festival of Speed, June 28 – July 1
– Technology showcase features plug-in hybrid drivetrain with V8 petrol engine and two electric motors – production version to offer over 770 hp combined Read More »